Kevek Posted August 30, 2005 Posted August 30, 2005 I'm having some memory issues, and I believe the root of the problem is the DFI NF4 SLI-DR. I'm not sure though, and I'm seriously hoping some of you will have some insights for me. I got the components in my sig half a week ago and assembled the comptuer with no problem (Lian-Li cases are very nice, btw). I updated the BIOS to 6/23/2005 with no serious problems, and it recognized my AMD X2 4600+ All was going well during the Windows installation, until I had to reboot. Upon reboot I got the BSOD, citing a physical memory dump. I got a little worried and tried to re-install windows (after attempting to boot into safe mode to no avail) hoping it was just a wonky driver or something. (By the way at this point I am using the memory in DIMM 2 and 4 Dual Channel. It detected the memory at DDR 400 Dual-Channel 128 bit. With the correct timings) It happened again, and I started reading things on www.dfi-street.com hoping to find some answers. After a while I determined that my problem was indeed likely memory. So I ran MemTest, and for several runs I got no errors. So I upped the voltage from 2.6V to 3.0V just to see what would happen (someone mentioned something like that might help on these boards.) And lo and behold it booted to Windows. Unfortunitally, it only booted to windows once, as on the second boot, I again encountered the BSOD. So after some fiddling, I eventually attempted, just for kicks, lowering the speed on the RAM. So I lowered my RAM from auto-detect in the Genie BIOS to DDR 200 and it started working fine. Now I, of course, didn't want to be stuck at DDR200, especially since I love playing video games, and that just hurts. With my roomate we played with the location of the RAM, we put it into Single Channel config and set everything to auto and the voltage to 2.6 and it booted. Likewise, each stick of RAM by itself at 2.6V and auto-detect speed booted as well. So we tried DIMM slots 1 and 3 (which is where they are currently) and tried DDR400 again. But we got the BSOD. At this point I lowered it slowly, and found that if I put it at DDR366 (I believe thats the number?) it worked. It was stable for 2ish days at this point, and I was ready to accept DDR366 in a Dual Channel Configuration (I ran PRIME95 for 8 hours, 6 hours, and a 1.5 hour session and it passed completely.) Now this morning windows started acting funny (Text dissapearing on boot, some programs not running very well (read loading slow). After another reboot to regain my text I got the BSOD again. Then I nearly cried. So I turned down my RAM to DDR 333, and now it seems to be stable. But then again, it was stable before. Does anyone know anything I can try to keep my system stable and get the best preformance without (hopefully) sacrificing the life of my RAM by upping the Volts to ungodly levels? At this point I'm wondering if I should just try another Mobo, but I would definitely prefer not to because other than this one (albeit large) issue, I really like the DFI NF4 SLI-DR motherboard. Thanks for any help, Kevek (P.S. If I'm missing any information in my sig/description I will be more than glad to provide it if you inform me... and thanks again.) Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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